Canadian alt metal band Spiritbox say they will definitely drop a new release in 2024. And given their track record of about one new release every calendar year, you can probably count on there being a new record.
In an interview with Revolver, vocalist Courtney LaPlante talked about the band’s 2021 album Eternal Blue and their The Fear Of Fear EP, which came out this year. Naturally, the conversation about what comes next followed.
“We gotta do it. We’ve been … not holding off, but it’s been really nice to have the instant gratification of putting out music when we’re actually done with it versus creating it and then sitting on it and doing a traditional cycle.
“But honestly, we want to prove it to ourselves that we can do another album and it’s gonna go well. I thought that having some sort of success in the first one would make me feel like I’ve proved it to myself.
“But in fact it’s just made us even more driven and on-edge. Like, we don’t feel comfortable at all. We’re like, ‘We gotta prove ourselves again.’
“And it’s weird because it’s not to [critics] or our fans, but surprisingly, it’s still an internal thing. Doing it once isn’t enough; we’ve gotta do it two times.”
Since it’s been two years since the release of their one and only full-length album, LaPlante also shared info about the direction of the band.
“I definitely don’t really know. But I do think that whatever it is will feel very flexible. We wanted to prove that we could edit our songs down to letting the songs speak for themselves, and not have the band overplaying and stumbling all over the songs.
“It’s just hard for a bunch of really good, talented musicians to show restraint sometimes. But I like a little bit of restraint so the whole song feels like a full song, not just listening to someone showing off for five minutes.
“But what I’m missing from us that I really want to explore a little bit, I think, is… I feel very comfy in ‘progressive’ music.
“I like the freedom of you not having to rein back the song—You just kind of let it take you where it takes you. So I think now we have kind of figured out how to do both. We can have a little bit of expression within the instruments that’s maybe a little less subtle…”Either way, it’s always: ‘Write better songs.’ That’s our mantra.”
Though they’ve got plans to release something next year, they’re going to have to contend with their tour plans, too. So far, they’ve got an European tour with Architects and Loathe early in the coming year, as well as a show with Korn. You can check out the dates for those shows below.
Architects with Spiritbox and Loathe:
24 Paris – Zenith
25 Antwerp – Lotto Arena
26 Amsterdam – AFAS Live
27 Münster – Halle Münsterland
29 Copenhagen – Forum Black Box
30 Oslo – Sentrum Scene
31 Stockholm – Annexet
3 Lodz – Atlas Arena
4 Prague – Forum Karlin
6 Milan – Alcatraz
7 Zürich – The Hall
30 Katowice – Spodek Arena
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